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Kennebec Cowl

October 29, 2014

A few months ago I blogged about our newest yarn – Imperial Yarn Columbia.

 

Imperial Yarn

Imperial Yarn

 

I knit the Kennebec Cowl by Dawn Cantazaro in  Wool People 5 with the Columbia – I absolutely love the finished product. Knit in the round in the Brioche Stitch the end result is a squishy, lofty, lovely cowl!  It can be worn hanging low, or wrapped around twice!

 

Kennebec Cowl

Kennebec Cowl

I used two skeins of Imperial yarn, and I can’t wait for my next project to cast on with this yarn!  This is a great yarn company – who produce some beautiful yarn from sheep that are born and raised in Oregon – a family run business for over 140 years!

 

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Kennebec Cowl

Come check out all the amazing colours we have in the shop, and cast on your next project! (Thanks to Annie for modeling).

 

Kennebec Cowl

Kennebec Cowl

Seasonless

October 26, 2014

Hopefully those of you who attended Knit City a few weeks ago, were able to stop by and see the newest mini-collection from the awesome duo Shannon Cook and Jane Richmond – Seasonless.

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This book, like all the work this dynamic team creates, is simple, stunning and appeals to all knitters. We have copies of Seasonless in the store right now, and it is a perfect gift item for the knitter in your life. Or pick up a copy for yourself and start working on one of these stunning projects!

The collection features three patterns:

Laylow  – “This fresh, modern and reversible shawl pattern is knit up in fingering weight for a versatile, seasonless accessory. It’s airy, lightweight and a relaxing knit with an easy to memorize stitch pattern.”

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Palladio - “Knit from the top down and in the round, this pullover features a simple lace rib on the front body. Stockinette back and sleeves add a simple contrast to the textural front. Designed with slight negative ease at the bust and positive ease around the waist and hips, this truly is a sweater you’ll want to live in.

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Schwimmen – “Schwimmen is a fun and enjoyable project with a flowing pattern repeat & addictive open work. It’s an interesting and pleasant knit that is sure to be a staple in your year round wardrobe.”

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Stop by the shop and check out this beautiful collection!

Fall/Winter Hours

October 22, 2014

We are back to our regular fall & winter hours, to accommodation all your late night knitting needs!

 

Saturday  – Tuesday        11am – 6pm

Wednesday – Friday        11am – 7pm

Stitch n Bitch      Wednesday 6 – 8pm

Happy Crafting!!!

New Yarn – Poems Sock Yarn

October 14, 2014

We love the Wisdom Poems Sock Yarn, with some fantastic new colours for the winter 2014/2015 season. Poems is 75% wool and 25% nylon and 100g/420 meters.

Poems Sock Yarn

Poems Sock Yarn

This yarn is fantastic for socks, but also looks great in shawls or smaller projects!  Stop by and check out all the shades we have in stock!

 

 

Poems Sock Yarn

Poems Sock Yarn

 

 

 

Thanksgiving weekend Hours

October 11, 2014

We will have our feet up and lots if knitting time this weekend! Our hours are:

Sat & Sun 11am – 6pm
Monday – Closed

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Socks with Holli Yeoh

October 8, 2014

Tip-Toe-Up Sock
with Holli Yeoh

Toe Up Socks with Holli Yeoh

Toe Up Socks with Holli Yeoh

This toe-up sock class is a skill building opportunity to knit socks with completely replaceable heels and toes. In the first week we’ll tackle the beautifully invisible Turkish cast-on and learn about knitting placeholder stitches so the heel can be worked at the end of the project. Take this opportunity to learn a “new-to-you” technique for working in the round: two circular needles, one long circular needle for the Magic Loop technique or double pointed needles.

Your assignment between classes is to knit like the wind so you’re ready for week two where you’ll learn a stretchy, sewn bind off with no sewing. Then we’ll remove the placeholder stitches and knit the heel. We’ll complete the sock by grafting on the needles.

You may knit a sock of any size, but plan to have the foot and ankle completed before the second class. If you’re knitting a sock for someone else, come to class with the foot circumference and foot length (not shoe size).

Skills needed: participants should have experience knitting in the round

 

Date: Tuesday’s October 21, 28
Time: 6-8pm
Cost: $90

Bring:

two coordinating sock yarns in light or medium colours (about 100 g of

the main colour and a small amount for the heels and toes)

2.25 mm needles

o two circular needles; 24” (60 cm) length is recommended but this method can be done on any length of needle

OR

o If you want to learn Magic Loop you’ll need one circular needle; at least 32” (80 cm) long

OR

o If you want to use double pointed needles, you’ll also need two circular needles, any length

• basic knitter’s toolkit

 

these are NOT toe-up socks, but I like the picture!

these are NOT toe-up socks, but I like the picture!

 

Call or email Baaad Anna’s to register for this class!  604-255-2577  or info@baaadannas.com

 

New Cascade Yarn

September 30, 2014

We are totally loving the Cascade Eco Highland Duo this fall, with it’s 70% alpaca and 30% merino blend it is super soft to work with, and has some great drape and texture! This yarn is versatile and will make a great 1-skein project or also will work up into a lovely larger project like a shawl or even a sweater!

Cascade Eco Highland Duo

Cascade Eco Highland Duo

 

The skeins are 100g and 180m  (197 yards), we carry the entire line of natural shades – perfect for a gradient shawl project! We also have the natural blends, which knit up beautifully!

Cascade Eco Highland Duo blended skeins

Cascade Eco Highland Duo blended skeins

After knit city I will be working on a gradient shawl with three different shades!  Watch here for more details and pictures!

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